The Strokes Announce First New Album in Seven Years The New Abnormal

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Janice Headley
photo by Jason McDonald

If you were at last night’s Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire, you'll already know that The Strokes have a new album coming out this April, as frontman Julian Casablancas announced it from the stage in-between playing brand-new songs from the forthcoming release. Well, this morning, they officially confirmed it: The New Abnormal will be out April 10 via Cult/RCA. The album artwork is a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting titled Bird on Money. It's the band’s first new album since 2013’s Comedown Machine. Check out the single “At The Door” below via a retro-inspired animated video by writer/director Mike Burkaroff.

Watch the clip below, check out the track listing, and see their upcoming tour dates. The Strokes will play Seattle on March 9th at the WaMu Theater with Alvvays. 

1. The Adults Are Talking
2. Selfless
3. Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
4. Bad Decisions
5. Eternal Summer
6. At The Door
7. Why Are Sundays So Depressing
8. Not The Same Anymore
9. Ode To The Mets

February 14—Berlin, DE—Columbiahalle
February 18—Paris, FR—Olympia
February 19—London, UK—The Roundhouse
February 24—Belfast, UK—Waterfront Hall
March 5—Vancouver, BC—Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
March 9—Seattle, WA—WaMu Theater*
March 14—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum*†
*with Alvvays
† King Princess

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